A web-based, interactive map of Wisconsin coastal data that enables users to visualize the temporal changes to Wisconsin’s shorelines.
Updated: Wisconsin Shoreline Inventory & Oblique Photo Viewer
Featuring NEW photos from 2020
The Wisconsin Shoreline Inventory and Oblique Photo Viewer is a web-based, interactive map of Wisconsin coastal data that enables users to visualize the temporal changes to Wisconsin’s shorelines. It has recently been updated with coastal photos from 2020. A key feature of this map is that it contains visuals and measurements of bluff recession data obtained from 1956 to 2015. This provides both a qualitative and quantitative inventory of shoreline conditions on Wisconsin’s Great Lakes coasts.
Geolocated aerial photos and shoreline condition inventories allow users to view images from different years side-by-side to visualize coastal change. Lake Michigan coastal bluff and shoreline recession information is provided for Southeastern Wisconsin. For more information on recession mapping, see our Bluff Recession Measurement Report.
Watch the 10-minute video below to learn how to navigate the Shoreline Inventory and Oblique Photo Viewer and use the information it provides to identify and prioritize areas for coastal management.